Blue Pitta

The Blue Pitta is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Blue Pitta, Pitta cyanea, is a species of bird in the Pittidae family. It is found in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montanes. References - * BirdLife International 2004. Pitta cyanea. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 26 July 2007. More

Blue Pitta Pitta cyanea cyanea - On nest Blue Pitta Photographer : More

Blue Pitta (Pitta cyanea) is a local resident in north-east India. More

Blue Pitta (Pitta cyanea) is a medium sized bird, generally found in the plains and foothills up to 2000 m above the sea level, in the north-east India and Bangladesh. Its habitat extends from Burma to Thailand and to the Indochinese countries. The male bird has a pinkish red patch on its hind-crown and shining blue upperparts and black spotting with blue wash to whitish underparts. Females some times lack the pinkish red patch on the hind-crown. Instead they have dull greenish upperparts. More

Blue Pitta is one of Thailand's most common pittas, occurring in moist forest from the plains to about 1500 metres. This species is frequently observed by visiting birdwatchers at Khao Yai National Park on numerous different trails and Kaeng Krachan National Park close to the campsite at Km 15 in damp gulleys and similar spots and I have also seen this bird a few times at Nam Nao. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Pittidae
Genus : Pitta
Species : cyanea
Authority : Blyth, 1843